Hala Turk

Hala is a journalist and an editor with experience in the news industry. She enjoys writing motivational stories aiming to inspire people to overachieve.

Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic

Apple announced on Monday its acquisition of Primephonic, a service that specializes in streaming classical music, without disclosing the financial terms of the deal. Apple considered this step will significantly improve classical music experience, as the U.S.-based giant aims to incorporate the service’s functionality and playlists into Apple Music. The Big Tech company explained that […]

Zoom reaches first billion-dollar quarterly revenue

U.S.-based videoconferencing platform Zoom revealed on Monday that its Q2 revenue surpassed $1 billion, the first time in the company’s history. In its financial report, the firm recorded in its second quarter of fiscal year 2022 (FY2022) announced that its quarterly revenue amounted $1.021.5 million, which represents an increase of 54 percent YoY. “In Q2, […]

Bharti Airtel to raise $2.9 billion via rights issue

Indian telecoms provider Bharti Airtel revealed on Sunday that its board of directors has approved raising up to $2.86 billion by adopting a rights issue for shareholders, allowing for the sale of its shares at a discount price. “The Board of Directors of the company, at its meeting held today, comprehensively reviewed the industry scenario, […]

Korean SKT launches its subscription service ‘T Universe”

South Korean telco SKT announced on Tuesday its plans to create a new subscription service named “T universe” in partnership with e-commerce giant Amazon and popular search engine Google. “T Universe aims to create a new universe of subscription services that benefits both customers and business partners,” said Park Jung-ho, CEO of SKT in a […]

Indosat Ooredoo launches 5G service in Jakarta

Indonesian operator Indosat Ooredoo, launched on Thursday its commercial 5G service in Jakarta. This step aims to support the 5G revolution in Indonesia and accelerate digital transformation and Jakarta’s smart city vision, according to the provider’s statement. Additionally, the new 5G service will provide access to advanced mobile broadband Internet for Indosat Ooredoo’s consumer and […]

YouTube removes over 1 million COVID-19 misinformation videos

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it has removed over 1 million COVID-19 misinformation videos. The video-based platform has being removing content related to false cures and claims of coronavirus being a fraud since February 2020, YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan wrote in a blogpost. Based on the data, the company removed around 10 million […]

Rwanda regulator warns MTN over poor service

Rwanda’s Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) warned MTN Rwanda on Monday over continuously failing to improve its services. The warning follows multitudes of complaints on social media, of people accusing MTN Rwanda of poor services, mostly on calls and internet. Moreover, the vendor’s poor performance spilled over to other services including its mobile money YOLO and […]

ZTE, China Mobile deploy NodeEngine's 5G positioning system

Chinese telecom vendor ZTE announced on Monday that it assisted local rival China Mobile in launching the operator’s first NodeEngine powered 5G integrated high-precision positioning commercial case in Guangzhou.  This step follows the first collaboration between the Chinese operators. Earlier in February, ZTE and China Telecom implemented the industry’s first NodeEngine pilot, in one of Yanghzhou’s commercial networks.  The current commercial case for Grandview Mall in Guangzhou employs ZTE’s NodeEngine powered 5G high-precision positioning […]

Facebook rolls out Marketplace service across Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook announced on Tuesday the launch of its Marketplace service to 37 countries and territories across Sub-Saharan Africa. The service is considered as a convenient destination where people can discover, buy, and sell items from others in their local communities, simply by tapping on the Marketplace icon to browse and search for items, or filter […]

MTN Ghana plans to launch 5G network in 2022

MTN Ghana hinted earlier on Wednesday that the operator could be poised to launch its 5G network in 2022, according to the company’s CEO Selorm Adavehoh. The provider’s chief exec made the announcement during an interview at the MTN Business Executive Breakfast show. “We are always trying to make sure we can be the first […]